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Riva Italian Restaurant

45 King St W, Gananoque, Ontario K7G 2G1, Canada
+1 613-887-2487
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (76 reviews)
“tiramisu” (16 reviews)
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Open Now
11:30 - 22:00 Hours
Italian, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
45 King St W, Gananoque, Ontario K7G 2G1, Canada
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

We have been many, many times to Riva. Things, typically, start out really well. You are quickly seated with a reservation, the wine flows, all is good. But so often the serving staff seems over-tasked. They appear, impersonal, disappear, and as many as 3 brand...More

1  Thank Peter W
Reviewed 15 December 2017

My friends and I had been looking for a place to grab a quick bite to eat after our kayaking excursion in the morning, and we stumbled upon Riva. It is a beautiful restaurant - we were a little underdressed for it and apologized, but...More

Thank gdfdtrvl
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Fantastic service from the moment we got in to special requests to the chef to the splendid service at our table. The food was succulent, the ambiance was romantic. We are certainly returning for seconds.

Thank suite1001
Reviewed 16 November 2017

Just picked this place out of the blue when staying overnight in Gananoque. Certainly happy that we did. It was late on a Thursday evening approx. an hour before they closed but they welcomed us cheerfully and provided very friendly service. Full disclosure....the restaurant was...More

Thank Ben A
Reviewed 8 November 2017

The food was superb and local as could be found; the service was impeccable. The lamb was beautifully cooked and the vegetables had been harvested that morning.

Thank cygnet1206
Reviewed 4 November 2017

While staying overnight in Gananoque, Ontario, I was invited to dine at Riva's. I had never been to that particular restaurant, but I can assure you that I will certainly return. It's a medium priced experience offering you great tasting food, service that can only...More

Thank Richard D
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Gananoque is fortunate to have a restaurant of this caliber. A beautiful building with a pleasing menu and good wine list. Prices are reasonable. Last night all starters and mains were very good. The calamari appetizer was especially good and the spaghetti carbonara was full...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Riva was recommended by friends and did not disappoint. Although it was late in the season, the menu still had lots of choice. wine list is good and is sold by he glass or bottle. when you walk in you get to see the kitchen...More

Thank kaliki
Reviewed 26 October 2017

This restaurant was next to our hotel. We did not have a reservation, but it was early and they seated us in the bar. I would recommend a reservation as they seemed very busy. Our dinner was delicious with good service.

Thank Scook112301
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is amazing. The setting/gardens is picturesque. The 1910 stone house where it is located is fabulous. But BEST of all the service was impeccable. They accommodated the four of us tourists who had no reservations and followed a AAA recommendation. Food was out...More

Thank Cheryl W
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Catherine M
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Response from Liveelou | Reviewed this property |
They will custom make any pasta dish you would like! Now my understanding of vegan is "no dairy". Several items on their "sample" menu can be made with no meat. Honestly when I went there I mentioned I liked something... More
24 May 2017|
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Response from R Patricia C | Reviewed this property |
I think it would be possible, however, in the summer months, the place is often full, ergo: make a reservation at least one day ahead and specify if you want to eat on the back patio which is quiet and has a fountain. The... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 King St W, Gananoque, Ontario K7G 2G1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Gananoque
  • Phone Number: +1 613-887-2487
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